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Oct 28, 2013 1:00pm PDT
the astronomical national debt and the deficits, but when i heard you commenting on it, i remembered former treasury secretary paul o'neill saying in his book that you had told him reagan proved that deficits don't matter. can you square the two, the concerns about deficits now versus during the bush/cheney administration? >> sure. well, at the time that was referred to in the o'neill book was back in the beginning of the bush administration. at the time we had surpluses. and the issue was whether or not we could both build up military force at the same time that we were concerned about deficit spending, and my point was that ronald reagan had done exactly that, that he had run a deficit in order to build up our military capability back in the early '80s, and it proved a remarkable decision on his part. >> and to cut taxes. >> and cut taxes at the same time. so i'm not opposed under certain circumstances to running deficits. the debt is another problem and we've gotten to the point now where especially because of entitlement programs but because there really hasn't been much done in the way
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
from administration scandals and back to the economy. >> our deficits are getting smaller, not bigger. on my watch they are falling at the fastest pace in 60 years. so that gives us room to fix our long-term debt problems without sticking it to the young or undermining benefit, retirement or cutting basic research that helps us grow. >> the last time the federal government ran a surplus was back in 2001. >> if you are one of the 14 million americans who has been paying for your own insurance, there's a chance it may be chancedly. mark schneider tells us why. >> erin cox is a self-employed skin care therapist, wife and mother of two with the same insurance policy the past couple of years. she was happy until she found out she was losing it. >> i was shocked. i don't think i was clear or maybe the president was not completely transparent on what was going to happen with our current plans. i had no plan on changing. >> erin doesn't have her letter at the salon. that's okay. i have mine. i go in the mid-september from my providering saying come december 31st, my health care plan will no l
Oct 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. back in 2010, senate republicans wanted a bipartisan commission to reduce the deficit. the bill to do just that failed by six votes, with seven of the republican co-sponsors voting against it. you guys came up with the idea. you co-sponsored it and then you voted against -- as jokes go it was kind of the one where you ring the doorbell and run. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-sponsored the idea, suddenly walked away from their own proposal after i endorsed it. so, they make a proposal, they sign on to the bill, i say, great, good idea. i turn around, they're gone! what happened? >> what did happen to the republicans who supported that idea before they voted against it? what happened, for instance, to senator john mccain of arizona? an early and at times impassioned supporter of immigration reform on moral principles on pain of rebuke from his own party, john mccain kept pushing comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform, because he said he believed deeply that it was the right thing to do, until somebody changed the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 11:00am EDT
to reduce the national deficit. >> reporter: several thousand people here in northwest france, they are furious about their so-called ecotax that the president, president hollande, wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he's going to suspend it for more talks, but the people here want it scrapped all together. they say it will jeopardize their livelihoods. the area has been hit hard recently by factory closures mainly in the food processing business. they say they're being under cut by cheap labor elsewhere in the european union. they're particularly angry about germany, who they say is under cutting them. but they have taken a knock recently, and the focus of the protesters has been on this ecotax. just a week ago there were violent clashes with the police, rubber bullets were fired, tear gas was fired. the protesters hurled missiles at the police. there were several injuries. president hollande and backtracked and suspended the tax for further talks. protesters feel they have the initiative. they want him to go further. they want it jabbed all together. they'
Oct 29, 2013 4:30am EDT
billion deficit. congress passed a law to get rid of that shortfall by raising insurance premiums and eliminating those federal subsidies. roughly 1 million homeowners in flood zones will see their rates skyrocket. in the next years, mae's premium could jump from $60 to more than $9,000. >> i couldn't handle that. >> reporter: impossible? >> impossible, yes. >> that could have been avoided. >> reporter: congresswoman maxime waters co-sponsored the bill. but now says she never expected her own legislation could have such a devastating impacted. >> we did have unexpected consequences. some that we talked about are outrageous, we're going to go through the program piece by piece and fix it. >> reporter: waters blames fema the federal emergency management agency for bungling the like callaher. what's the question for fema? >> i don't have a lot of questions for fema. i have directions for fema. >> reporter: waters said it will order fema while it fills the budget gap. that's good news for mae callahar who can't afford the higher premiums. >> that's probably that i'll have to go withou
Oct 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
this. one thing you said earlier today that really struck us here is that you said there was a deficit of good will among u.s. allies. and that's part of the reason why they are so so frustrated and angry right now. why is there a deficit of good will among our allies? >> well, it's interesting you just played that clip of former vice president cheney. let's go back to the cheney/bush years which april pex was all the angst and anger over the unite at the iraq war. when president obama came into office, part of what he said to europeans even before he was elected, i was will in berlin when he spoke to the german public and they came out in hundreds of thousands to listen to the president or the candidate obama say that you know, we must rebuild trust between ours. we must must do all these things. he was hailed as precisely the, quote unquote, anti-bush hero particularly when he was elected and his popularity was sky high. you remember that the nobel prize was given to him in part reflecting that very persona that he was projecting, this new trust, this change in america's relationship
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
and was enormously expensive and caused the deep deficit climb we had from the bush administration into the obama administration? but look where it is today. the affordable care act has reformed it and made it work. it was enormously expensive. it didn't work but we've made it work. on this issue of the deficit, mixing apples and oranges we have a $4 trillion economy. and the united states is not broke.of course, we need to deal with this. the act is paid for. the republicans during the shutdown wanted to undermine the pay for by dismantling the medical device issue because they don't want to ethis legislation pass. they want to see it fail, not pass, you can seed. there are millions of americans that will get health care. the president did not misrepresent. you will keep your health insurance. and you'll have the ability to get a more refined, a more updated, a more current and more expansive for you and your family. i'm here to save lives, not here to frighten people. i know the stories and i know that women, children families -- >> sheila jackson lee, he gave congress woman jackson lee, i'm go
Oct 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
of these meetings deficits don't matter. he was strong as deficit hawk. i think this is a new kind of tea party. he's trying to adapt himself to it. he agrees with some of the things they say about obama care and current administration. his daughter is obviously running for senate in wyoming. >> ezra. >> in terms of the party cheney wielded inside the bush white house, one way the book is portrayed is george w. bush was in charge. the impression i've taken from it so far was actually that cheney was very, very good at being publicly subservient, sub missive but he was an incredibly good staffer. he understood how power worked in the white house, key roles. he played an incredibly crucial role staffing the white house. he did an effective job setting up choice architecture. george w. bush made decisions cheney presented to him. what happened is that architecture got out of his control. before that he was powerful. not in the sense he was a puppet master but he set up decisions that it only made sense for george w. bush to go in the way cheney would have wanted him to go. is that an incorrect interpr
Oct 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
for homeowners living in flood zones-- a program now running a $24 billion deficit. congress passed a law to get rid of that shortfall by raising insurance premiums and eliminating those federal subsidies, but roughly a million homeowners in flood zones coast to coast and hawaii will see their rates skyrocket. in the next five years, may kelleher's annual premium could jump if $850 to more than $9,000. >> i couldn't handle that. >> reporter: impossible? >> impossible, yes. >> that could have been avoided. >> reporter: congresswoman maxine waters cosponsored the bill but now says she never expected her own legislation could have such a devastating impact. >> we did have unintended consequences. some of the premiums that are being talked about we think are outrageous and we're going to go through this program piece by piece and fix it. >> reporter: waters blames fema- - the federal emergency management agency-- for bungling the estimates of impact on people like kelleher. fema turned down our request for an interview. what's the question of fema? >> i don't have a lot of questions for fema, i have
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
be abused. >> besides those two former editors of the news of the world there are six other deficits. the charges which all deny include conspiracy to subvert the course of justice. >> two fighters are dead from a suspected drone strike in somalia, believed to be a part of the armed group al shabaab. they were the only people in the car. some people are blaming the united states for the attack. according to the associated press an al shabaab member said the two men who died were senior members of the group. >>> there's more trouble over the weekend for the beleaguered affordable health care website. was offline over the weekend, because of technical issues. ironically the problem came to light when kathleen sebelius, health and human services secretary, praised the website. the problem reportedly was fiched fixed and the site was back up and running. >>> two oklahoma convicts still on the run after a breakout, from the detention center early yesterday. two men were captured in a convenience store. two others are still in the area. they broke into the crawl space above
Oct 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
for her cant december as apoiopposed to sena mike enzi, and also deficits. he's been critical of the obama administration when it comes to deficits and the national debt. but i pointed out that deficits and the national debt went up when bush and cheney were in office, and a lot people say the national debt is the size it is today because of many items from the bush/cheney years such as the bush/cheney tax cuts, the medicare prescription drug benefit and iraq and afghanistan. those wars not being quote/unquote paid for. i did ask him about that as well. >> we'll look for the interview, jake tapper thank you very much. the interview with former vice president at the top of the hour on "the lead." coming up next here, a major announcement from penn state university today. the school has agreed to sett settlements with vict26 victims the former assistant football coach, jerry sandusky. how much the school will be paying. >> plus, dangerous pirates, crews on secret tankers, and britney spears? you heard me right. you will not believe how all three are indeed connected. so you can feel free to
FOX News
Nov 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
a double-digit deficit or a nine-point deficit to a three-point deficit during the span of a week. why? no question about it, it's obamacare. and fact that his opponent backs it. so this has real electoral consequences, and democrats who weren't behind the law to begin with, when they see poll numbers like that and results like this in virginia and these things happening, they're going to tell mr. president that they would rather not grind it out. martha: yeah. looked like terry mcauliffe was going to clobber cucinelli in virginia. if that race is even very tight in the end, it's going to send a signal that, no doubt, a lot of democrats are going to be watching closely across the country. chris, thank you so much. have a great day, have a great weekend. and sign up for chris' daily political newsletter, fox news first. go to and just put your e-mail address in there, and you will et request it -- get it. so what do you think about all of this at home, folks? what do you think about the six people? send me a tweet @marthamaccallum and chime in, let us know what
Oct 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
deficit remains and that deficit is likely to have consequences, including on a major trade agreement the two sides are discussing right now. kate and chris, you have a german delegation visiting the white house. the issue that seems to spark the most anger for the european side is not just that spying take place but it went right up to the leaders such as angela merkel. that's the issue that sparks the most anger. >> all right, jim, thank you so much. interesting, though. mike rogers always says, that's why the president has to have an encrypted blackberry and cell phone. everyone is trying to spy on president obama as well. >> we don't know how much the politics is masking the practicalities these days. >> good one. >>> another storm, not of the political nature, a real one is brewing and could cause problems across the midwest and impact your halloween. let's bring in indra petersons who's tracking the storm for us. what do we know? have you stopped the storm. >> it almost looks like a big bullseye on the weather map. it tracks its way across. it's going to impact a huge chunk of t
Oct 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
ask him how many times he think he's cheated death. we talked about the deficit, his daughter's senate campaign in wyoming, and much, much more. >> he's pretty blunt. still very blunt nowadays. he hasn't changed on that front as well. >> no, and buried in his refusal to talk about the nsa spying program, he was very clear that he's not going to acknowledge anyone, but buried in the answer, you heard him say you never know what you're going to need when you need it and it's enormously important to the u.s. to conduct foreign policy matters. that's your answer. >> that heart transplant really seems to have worked. he looks pretty good. >> and his doctor told me that he was hours away from death. hours, literally hours away. >> when he had the transplant? >> now, in 2010 when he had this major procedure. and he had this very odd moment where he woke up after being sedated and his family had been terrified. he had been dreaming he was in northern italy. he goes into detail on that in the book and in the interview. >> amazing medical story in it book. we'll be watching. >> well written, als
Oct 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
's going and he can talk about unemployment because of the following. and he can't talk about the deficit because he has nothing else to say and he's a weak leader with no ideas. [cheers] >> this prime minister has two weeks to stand up for the energy policy. nothing less than a price freeze will do. because this is the only way that we can deal with the energy company and its the time that he started acting like a prime minister, standing up for consumers and stop acting like a pr man. >> he is too weak to stand up and admit his economic failures and trying to direct this agency and too weak to stand up on this. >> order. recover your composure, man. >> lettuce just examine what has happened this week. it is part of this, telling everyone to go ahead. and what have they done? to put it another way, britain deserves better than that lotte. [cheers] [applause] [cheers] [applause] >> there are three kinds in the public sector. that those who made this kind of prediction would not be able to create as many private jobs to go on to admit that they've got it wrong. >> they should admit that th
Nov 3, 2013 8:00am PST
an example i love the quote from niles ferguson referring to the president saying, the deficit is declining and now ferguson says, yeah, from superenormous, to really, really gigantic. i love the quote. but, is that enough? do i have to say, as i heard or as i read on an ap story. about ferguson. or as i heard when he was on with george stephanopoulos. i mean there's sort of a certain degree when we're going to say, is that nitpicking? is referring to the person enough or do i have to refer to the original source? in an academic paper, even if you paraphrase something, don't even use the same words, has to be sourced. when i wrote scientific papers, i sometimes had statements with eight footnotes for a sentence. if it's required i'll do it. but i think i'm being unfairly targeted by a bunch of hacks and haters. >> okay, that's an extensive answer. thank you, rand paul. >>> up next -- it's the roundtable turn. matthew dowd, van jones, jon than karl and peggy noonan. on. the president's second-term slump. >>> and a look at this tuesday's election, what clues do they have for 2016 and midterms
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Oct 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
't understand why they're intervening when it comes to required reading. >> give a $100 million deficit in philadelphia, they are intervening because they do this all the time. they don't want to fix the basic problem. they get distracted. they are pretty radical and that is why they went into this book. >> radical. howard zinn's writings included ideas of socialism. you were wise enough to question one of the council women on this, genie blackwell. you asked her when you interviewed her, he's an apologist for fidel castro. why should this be required reading? what did she have to say? >> she said essentially in the interview what's wrong with castro? he must be doing something right. otherwise he wouldn't stay in power this long. she also said people's parents like marco rubio's who fled, he said let's be for equality, white, black and brown and these people didn't want equality. that is why they went to the united states. >> i want to throw out a couple of quotes we have on him. he said, quote, how can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism? talking about civil disob
Oct 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
with tax and -- how we drive down the deficit bill. there's all sorts of questions. house and senate democrats and republicans have different visions for how we should be moving forward with our son and budgeting will be pretty interesting to watch and see. >> on the help, what what are people saying? they have high hopes for the budget conference? >> i think everyone is being optimistic. i think the prospects for what we call a grand bargain may be somewhat elusive. bottom line is it's going to be incredibly difficult to reconcile these differences. democrat want to raise taxes on the wealth the by other means of reducing the deficit yet republicans have said that they do not want to put your higher taxes on the table. you know, we have a blue seven house members. for republicans and three democrats from the house negotiations. we had the entire senate budget committee. each gets one vote. they have to come to an agreement by december 13th. so we're dealing with a narrow window here. >> another conference committee also wednesday. that one on the farm bill. what are the issues there
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